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Registrar | Garden City University
Ex. Vice Chancellor (I/C) - RGUHS, Bangalore
Ex. Registrar (Evaluation) - RGUHS, Bangalore
Ex. Dean, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore
Ex. Syndicate Member, Bangalore University, Bangalore

Prof. N.S. Ashok Kumar is the Registrar of Garden City University. He completed his under graduate and post graduate degrees from Bangalore University. His Ph.D. is also from Bangalore University. He has done his M.S. in Television Programme Production from Boston University, USA.

He has participated in various International, National, State level Conferences, Workshops, Symposiums as Keynote Speaker, Session Chairperson, and Session Rapporteur. He has presented 60 research papers in his academic career in the field of Media.

Administrative Positions Held:

  • Registrar (Evaluation), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore for a period of three years.
  • Vice Chancellor (i/c), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.
  • Dean of Science Faculty and Dean of Engineering Faculty, Bangalore University.
  • Chief Warden, University Law College Hostel, Bangalore

Publication, Books and Documentary Film Making:

  • He has written seven books pertaining to Mass Media.
  • Presented Research Papers on Indian Media at MIT, Harvard, USA.
  • Presented research Paper on “Effect of Television Media and Folk Theater” at MIT, Harvard, USA.
  • Directed several documentaries at Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra and UGC’s Country wide Class Room Programme including one on Narrow gauge Railway line.


Dr. Joseph V.G

The Chancellor.


Vice Chancellor.




Director-Strategy and Planning.


Garden City Education Trust was established in 1992 by Dr. Joseph V.G. with the support of like-minded educationists like the Prof. Shivarudrappa - former Dean, Karnatak University, Dr. Hanumanthappa – former Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University, Prof V.B. Coutinho - former Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University and Prof. Rame Gowda - former Vice Chancellor of the Karnataka State Open University.

The Trust was established to set up centres for educational excellence that would accept only qualitative practices nurturing students with value based education.

The Trust began its operations with Garden City College of Science and Management Studies which has an “A - Grade”, the highest conferred to an educational institution, when assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – the premier accreditation body under the UGC consecutively in three cycles of accreditation. These institutions are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14000:2004 certified.

In 2013, the Government of Karnataka passed the “Garden City University Act”, taking into consideration the merits of the Garden City Education Trust. The Garden City University Act received the assent of the Governor of Karnataka on 26th March 2013 and was published in the Karnataka Gazette on 12th April 2013. A new university campus is being developed in a lush green area spread over 50 acres of land, adjacent to the Volvo manufacturing plant. This is a part of the 150 acres township envisaged by Dr Joseph V G which would have Knowledge Parks, IT and BT Parks, Hotels and Convention Halls, Shopping Malls and Residential areas.

Our vision and belief that social development is an avenue for nation building, is inculcated through our approach and our policies


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